False Beliefs and Trust

Submitted by brucewhealton on Wed, 10/23/2019 - 09:02

I had just posted information in an article titled Reality vs Truth."  These are some of the opening ideas to my book "Reality is Social."  Let me go into my details about how this has and can continue to impact my life in the here and now and into the future.  I started out as a Social Worker with a positive attitude about people in general.  I still have that attitude but I know not everyone is good.  I learned that the hard way.  Back in 2000 with a wife who had Cystic Fibrosis getting suddenly worse in her health that year (this is a terminal disease) I was confronted with the demands o

Truth Vs. Reality

Submitted by brucewhealton on Wed, 10/23/2019 - 07:35

I am currently writing a book entitled "Reality is Social" which is inspired by many of my experiences and observations as a psychotherapist, philosopher, and an academic ( a person with a passion and commitment to education and knowledge).  I am influenced by the way in which reality is more often a matter of belief (or beliefs) than an expression of the facts.  Those situations in which beliefs exist and are at odds with the facts and the truth will be an important source of insight and exploration in this book.  I would argue that we are all social creatures and as such our reality is so